Paramount+ and Disney+ added various classic films and new documentaries, providing plenty of viewing options this weekend.
This week, Paramount+ and Disney+ added various content to their streaming platforms, including two must-see live performances. In addition, Disney+ added one documentary series and one film about the events that affected two generations of history. Paramount+ also expanded its library for January, adding three classic films that will give viewers nostalgia this weekend.
Join Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl on Disney+ on December 28
Encantoits original voice cast reunited at the Hollywood Bowl for a live concert of the catchy songs from the original Disney film. The live-to-film show includes an 80-person orchestra, 50 dancers and many amazing special effects to give viewers a magical experience. The concert is meant to celebrate the success of the award-winning film and give it a new lease of life Encantotheir beloved characters and songs. The film has received praise for its music and theme – the strain of generational expectations in a family.
Disney+ added X: The Generation That Changed the World on December 28
The National Geographic Channel provides the history of Generation X and how they are classified and defined as a generation. X: The generation that changed the world contains six episodes that describe the political, cultural and economic forces that influenced the generation’s growth and expansion into adulthood. Each episode highlights different milestones for Generation X and shows how it impacted the world.
Disney+ added generation YouTube on December 30th
YouTube turned 17 in 2022, and this documentary breaks down the viral videos that hit the platform and influenced an entire generation. Generation YouTube covers how the creators made a dream come true. The film also shares stories of the video stars who used the platform and impacted society. The documentary can provide an exciting insight into the last decade of internet culture and how it has changed many facets of the world.
Paramount+ will host New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash on December 31st
Jack Daniel’s will host New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash concert featuring performances from various well-known country music stars. These performers include Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Elle King, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town and the Zac Brown Band. The event expects 200,000 people to attend live while CBS and Paramount+ will broadcast the concert.
Paramount+ added Arachnophobia on January 1st
Arachnophobia was released in 1990 as a horror comedy film with aggressive and dangerous spiders terrorizing a small town. The film stars Jeff Daniels as Dr. Ross Jennings, a family physician new to the area. He and his son suffer from arachnophobia, which adds to the terror he feels when treating various patients with spider bites. John Goodman is the best part of the film and joins as Delbert McClintock – the town’s exterminator. The film is funny and scary, as there are many close-ups of giant spiders. It can be a fun movie to share with friends or family.
Paramount+ adds Barbershop on January 1st
Hairdresser is a classic comedy-drama film that reached its 20th anniversary in September 2022. The cast featured Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Leonard Earl Howze, Keith David and Cedric the Entertainer. The premise revolves around a hair salon on the South Side of Chicago and the humorous happenings in the business establishment. The film inspired a series that included two more films released in 2004 and another in 2016. Hairdresser is still a family favorite for many.
Paramount+ adds fat on January 1st
The romantic musical comedy, Fat was released in 1978 and still serves as one of the most popular musicals ever made. The film stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as America’s beloved Danny and Sandy. It is the highest-grossing musical film of all time and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Paramount+ announced the development of an original series that will continue the franchise with the title Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies and a film with the title Summer Lovin’. Viewers can relive the magic of the film this weekend.